For millennia, Earth’s mages have defended humanity against magical threats such as ghouls, demons, and dark magic. The mages recharge their powers with natural energy and work in secret to protect normal, or Mundane, humans.
In the fourteenth century, a demon assault unleashed the Black Death and devastated Europe. Stopping the demons decimated Europe’s mages, allowing the ghouls to multiply. Because of the darkness this conflict brought to human hearts and souls, the mages adopted the motto Servire Luci, or “To Serve the Light.” For centuries, they called themselves Light Mages™ , but the practice fell out of favor as the ghoul menace diminished. Now they see themselves as protectors of humanity and servants of the light.
The magical battles of the fourteenth century terrified humanity and led to the era of witch hunts and persecution known as The Burning Times. Valuable magelore was lost when those who would have passed it on were executed and ancient texts were destroyed.
The mage community lives in plain sight under its neighbors’ noses, with a governing body in each district, or shire, headquartered at a compound called a collegium. The southeastern United States Collegium is located outside Brunswick, Georgia, and is disguised as the Georgia Institute for Paranormal Research.
Some mages have an affinity for one of the five elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, while others have no particular affinity. Some are more adept than others at certain things such as healing, magical combat, translocation, scrying (magically using a bowl of water to see images of people, places or objects), or divination. All are dedicated to protecting humanity against dark forces.
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